Grants, contributions and financial assistance 

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Explore opportunities to receive public funds to help springboard your business venture. There are programs that apply to businesses in all provinces and territories, and others that apply only to businesses in your region. You can filter the programs by region and/or by business type.

  • Aboriginal Business Development Program – territories
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon

    If you are Aboriginal and live in the territories, you could get financing to start or grow a business.

  • AgriInnovation Program

    If your business is agricultural, you can apply for an R&D grant or a loan to get your new agricultural product or technology ready for the market.

  • AgriInvest

    If you are an agricultural producer, and you put aside savings to use when your profits are down, the government may match your contributions.

  • AgriMarketing Program

    Do you have an agricultural business? You could get money to advertise and market your agricultural products and adapt appropriate assurance systems.

  • Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

    By collaborating with government researchers, you could increase your business' scientific capacity for projects relating to fish health and environmental performance.

  • Automotive Innovation Fund

    If you have an incorporated automotive business, you could get funding to build greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles through innovation and R&D.

  • Automotive Partnership Canada

    If you are working on next-generation automotive technologies, you could receive financial assistance to support collaborative R&D activities.

  • Biosecurity Risk Prevention and Mitigation Initiative
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You could access funds for your farm to help implement systems and programs that prevent and lessen risks to plant and animal health.

  • Business Training Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Do your employees need training to upgrade their skills? If so, your business could qualify for funding.

  • CHOICES workplace safety incentive program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You may qualify for insurance rebates for improving your workplace health and safety and return-to-work outcomes.

  • Canada Book Fund

    You could receive financial assistance for your Canadian book publishing business.

  • Canada Feature Film Fund

    If you are an incorporated Canadian film producer, you could receive money to develop, produce and market your movies in English or French.

  • Canada Periodical Fund

    You could get money to help you publish your Canadian magazine or non-daily newspaper.

  • Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation

    Access financial assistance, workshops, and other services that can help your industrial facility save energy.

  • Collaborative Health Research Projects

    If you are in natural sciences or engineering and have a partner from the health science community, you could get funding for your collaborative research project.

  • Collaborative Research and Development Grants

    You could get a university to help you with your research project in natural sciences or engineering if you contribute half the costs of the project.

  • Development Innovation Fund

    Learn how your health business could get funding to partner with innovators in low- and middle-income countries to help solve global health issues.

  • Direct Operating grant (child care)
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you run a child care program in the Yukon, you may get funding for ongoing operating and maintenance costs.

  • Economic Development Initiative

    Funding may be available for your business if you provide programs or services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario.

  • Engage Grants

    You could access a grant for your science and engineering business to help solve a company-specific problem by collaborating with researchers from a Canadian university.

  • Enterprise Trade Fund (Film and Sound Industries)
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If your business is involved in the sound or film industry, apply for funding and you could receive up to $50 000 in funding.

  • Enterprise Trade Fund (Small Business)
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Your export-related business could be eligible for funding to open, develop or expand markets or to stimulate Yukon business activities.

  • Film Development Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Your Yukon film business may be eligible for up to $35,000 in non-repayable grants to cover expenses associated with the development of film projects in Yukon.

  • Grant Programs for Writers and Publishers

    As a professional writer, collective or publisher, you can apply for various grants through the Canada Council for the Arts.

  • Grant programs for artists

    As a professional artist, you can apply for a grant to help cover the cost of creative productions, professional development, residency and travel expenses.

  • Heritage Training Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If your business is engaged in the heritage sector, you could qualify for educational funding.

  • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth

    Your housing-related Aboriginal business may qualify for wage subsidies to hire and train First Nations or Inuit youths.

  • Industrial Research Assistance Program

    Your small or medium-sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies.

  • Industry Partnership Programs

    You could get help with your Canadian research and development projects in natural sciences or engineering from colleges and universities in Canada.

  • Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research Program

    If you are an academic researcher, you can apply for a grant for a collaborative research project you undertake with a Canadian industry partner who shares an interest in health R&D.

  • Interaction Grants

    Your R&D company could access grants of up to $5,000 to meet with established academic researchers to identify potential research projects.

  • International Science and Technology Partnerships Program

    If you own a small or medium-sized business with R&D projects in science and technology, you could get money to partner with foreign researchers.

  • Knowledge Mobilization Initiative

    If you can create a network dedicated to transferring knowledge to those who can put it into practice, you may be able to get financial assistance.

  • MUSICACTION

    If you are a French-language songwriter, composer, artist, or recording business owner, you may be eligible for financing.

  • Matching Investment Fund

    If you produce milk products or manufacture processed goods made with milk, you could get funding to create new or improved products.

  • Mitacs Elevate

    You could receive funding toward a fellowship program with a recent PhD graduate to work on a research project for two years.

  • Networks of Centres of Excellence

    Find out about various funds available for your R&D activities that respond to current research and innovation needs.

  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

    If you are a person with disabilities who wants to start a business or if you are an employer who would like to hire someone with a disability, you could qualify for funds.

  • Partnership Workshops Program

    If you are an academic wanting to work on collaborative research activities with end-users from the business community, you can apply for a grant to develop a workshop.

  • Reclamation of Yukon Land
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You can apply for up to $10,000 to remove abandoned fences, vehicles or garbage piles from land having an agriculture title or a grazing lease.

  • Space Technology Development Program

    Your organization (Industry or Academia) could receive financial and technical support to perform R&D on space technologies.

  • Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative

    If your aerospace and defence company is incorporated in Canada, you could receive money for R&D projects in Canada.

  • Strategic Industries Development Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If your business undertakes a strategic industry-related project, you may be eligible for funding if the project provides positive economic outcomes.

  • Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon

    If you live in the North, find out how your business could get money for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.

  • Supported Child Care Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you run a child care service in the Yukon, you may be eligible for funding to help care for a child with special needs.

  • Sustainable Development Technology Fund

    Do you need money to develop and test a new energy technology? You could qualify for funding to create clean technology products that fight climate change.

  • TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs

    If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry, you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business.

  • Technology Demonstration Program

    You could receive up to 50% of the costs of creating a next-generation manufacturing service for the aerospace, defence, space and security industries.

  • Tour Operator Partnership Program

    You could receive funding to market your Nova Scotia tour package product.

  • Touring Artist Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You could get funding to help you exhibit your artistic work outside the Yukon.

  • Youth Employment Program

    You could obtain financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on your innovative project.

  • Yukon Advanced Artist Award
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you are a professional artist, you could be eligible for funding to assist you with your career development.

  • Yukon Agriculture Development
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You could receive funding to develop agricultural projects that can improve the economic conditions of your region.

  • Yukon Agriculture Training Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Get funding to strengthen your agriculture and agri-food business through training, skills development, and diversification.

  • Yukon Arts Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you are part of an arts collective, you could get funding for activities related to the literary, visual or performing arts.

  • Yukon Business Incentive Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You may receive cash rebates to help your business hire Yukon residents for eligible construction projects or sell Yukon-made goods to the territorial government.

  • Yukon Cultural Industries Training Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Are you a Yukon business person working in cultural industries or the arts? Apply to receive funding to help pay for the costs of professional training.

  • Yukon Film Production Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You could receive up to $500,000 per project to assist with the costs of producing a film in the territory, if your Yukon corporation controls the project.

  • Yukon Film Training
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you are a Yukon filmmaker, you can apply for funding to further your skills through training.

  • Yukon Filmmakers Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Find out about the funding that is available to help you produce films or videos.

  • Yukon Mining Incentive Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You could get funding for your mineral prospecting and exploration activities in Yukon.

  • Yukon Sound Recording Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you are a Yukon sound recording professional producing a CD, you could be eligible for up to $5,000 in grants.

  • Yukon Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Apply for up to $105,000 in funding to help your tourism business pay for costs associated with marketing.

  • Yukon Tourism Training Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Find out how you could receive funding for your tourism business to train new and current employees.

  • Yukon Underutilized Land Initiative
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Receive up to $250 per hectare to use farm land that has not been used for agriculture for several years.

  • Yukon Wildlife Damage Prevention and Compensation
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Has wildlife damaged your Yukon crops, gardens, orchards, pastures or fences? Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.